The film was produced to commemorate JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's 20th anniversary, as well as the 25th anniversary of Hirohiko Araki's career as a manga artist. It was given a limited theatrical release in Japan starting on February 17, 2007. The film's home video release was delayed due to controversy surrounding the studio's previous adaptation and has since then been considered lost media.
This is questionable as Jack is on a model sheet & some promotional material, though he may of been an "extra" Zombie.
Dio uses his vampiric power to transform his hideout in Windknight's Lot into a giant castle.
Dio does not meet the protagonists in the graveyard; the Dark Knights, Bruford and Tarkus are already waiting for them and are taken out quickly by Jonathan's Ripple Overdrive.
The scene where Bruford gives his sword to Jonathan and names it LUCK & PLUCK is omitted*
Instead, Zeppeli pickups a "sword" after this fight to use it in the fight with Dio.
Tonpetty appears by himself. The characters Poco, Dire and Straizo are not featured.
Tonpetty's flashback with Zeppeli takes place on a cliff as opposed to a tightrope over the Tibetan temple. Tonpetty reading Zeppeli's future also causes a shockwave that blows away the surrounding clouds.
The scene where Zeppeli, Jonathan and Dio clash under the moon takes place after Jonathan defeats the Dark Knights and in proximity of Dio's castle. Dialogue between Dio and Zeppeli, including the famous "bread" line, is omitted.
Dio counters Zeppeli's Ripple with his freezing technique and Jonathan intervenes in a scene similar to the manga.
The specifics behind the freezing technique and why it counters Ripple are not explained.
Zeppeli dies to Dio's freezing techniques where he creates an ice pillar/spike out of the ground, and not flash-frozen like Dire was in the Manga.
It should be noted that the Rose on Zeppeli's jacket (seen in promo art) was flung into Dio's face in a similar fashion like Dire did in the manga to Dio.
Zeppeli's hair does not turn white when he passes his life energy to Jonathan.
Jonathan does not light his gloves on fire to counter Dio's freezing technique. He instead overcomes it by "powering up" during their clash.
The ship Jonathan and Erina board sails through the Pacific Ocean instead of the Atlantic Ocean. This is an error as Erina is still rescued near the Canary Islands.
The baby Elizabeth is omitted from the movie. In the manga, Erina chooses to die with Jonathan but is persuaded after he asks her to save the baby. In the movie, she enters the coffin without Jonathan saying anything.
2004 Tokyo International Pilot
A test pilot doubling as an announcement trailer for the film was shown at the 2004 Tokyo International Anime Fair. The animation and character designs are entirely unique to the trailer and were not used in the final product. Some scenes and characters, including Robert Speedwagon, were present but did not make it into the actual film.
Much like the film, the pilot had been considered lost media until September 14, 2019, when a Youtube User named MangoMation uploaded it to his channel with the description: "I found this pilot on an old DVD-RW, with the help of Notelu, who restored and upscaled the pilot: Notelu's Channel. A comparison of the raw file and the restored version of this pilot can be found here: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Pilot", which links to a restoration comparison.
Hayama, Jun Itoda, Araki, Kazuhiro Ozawa & Hikaru Midorikawa
This event was held on September 13, 2006 to promote the upcoming Phantom Blood PS2 game that was set to release on October 26, 2006.
Hirohiko Araki, Junichi Hayama, Hikaru Midorikawa, Jun Itoda, and Kazuhiro Ozawa attended this event, where it was revealed that the movie was currently being worked on. Hikaru Midorikawa, the voice actor of Dio Brando in the PS2 game, reprised his role in the movie. The comedy duo named Speedwagon, comprised of Jun Itoda and Kazuhiro Ozawa, voiced Wang Chan and Dario Brando respectively.
Those who were present at this event were given a sneak peek of a 47 second trailer as to what the movie was expected to look like. This exact trailer came on a bonus disc for those who pre-ordered the PS2 Phantom Blood game.
Two unused/rare posters were displayed in the hallways of this event, which weren't used for the final movie except in promotional material.
Uncoloured Unused/Rare Poster
Coloured Unused/Rare Poster
The Promotional version of the Poster which was from a Booklet handed out at the Theatres
Bonus Disc Front Cover
Bonus Disc, Contents
The first incarnation of the website: Reportedly had an easter egg if you hovered your mouse over the stone mask
The Movies website, if you moved your mouse quickly over the screen Kanji would be displayed
The header of an Official Movie Blog that was attached to the website
December 2006 Official Blog Entries
January 2007 Official Blog Entries
February 2007 Official Blog Entries
Movie's Official Blog image, of the Furnace Danny was burnt alive in
Movie's Official Blog image, of the Street Dio conducted the live test subject
Movie's Official Blog image, of Windknight's Lot
Front of B5 Movie Poster
Back of B5 Movie Poster
Metro Billboard Advertisement
Tickets Press had received to see an early preview of the Movie on February 12, 2007
Front of the Movie's ticket
Back of the Movie's ticket
Ticket stub you show to the theatre workers to watch the movie
A prize ticket that had 3 stamp slots, for each stamp you would get a piece of merch(?)
Back of the Prize ticket that had 3 stamp slots, for each stamp you would get a piece of merch(?)
A Premium Ticket in a sleeve that you could pay extra for, featuring art work of the Volume 4 Cover
The bottom of the Tickets Banner inside the sleeve
Back of the Premium Tickets sleeve
Front of a Mini Poster that was handed out when you saw the movie multiple times
Inside of the Mini Poster that was handed out when you saw the movie multiple times
Back of the Inside of the Mini Poster
Back of the Mini Poster
Main Promo Art Poster in the "Overdrive Omnibus" with Staff and Cast Credited
Main Promo Art
A rare Movie poster that was present at the Phantom Blood PS2 Announcement Event back in September of 2006.
A rare uncoloured Movie poster that was present at the Phantom Blood PS2 Announcement Event back in September of 2006.
A rubber Stone Mask Charm
A Bronze Statue of Jonathan that was available in only 70 units spread across Japan theatres where the Movie ran
Front of the Statue's box
Inside of the Statue's box
Packet of a Booklet that was handed out when you had Tickets to see the Movie, it consists of having Interviews and Concept Art
Back of the Booklet Packet
Front of the Booklet
Back of the Booklet, crediting Cast and Staff
Front of Promotional 2D Stone Mask given out with movie tickets for the film
Back of Promotional 2D Stone Mask given out with movie tickets for the film
Front closeup of an Obi band attached to Volume 50 of the Japanese Manga advertising the movie
Back closeup of the Obi Band attached to Volume 50
Comparison between an ordinary Volume 50 of the Japanese Manga being sold next to the Obi Band one
Obi Band attached to SBR Volume 10 that was sold back in November 2006
Newtype, January 2007
Blurb and screenshots from Jan 2007, Newtype Magazine
Magazine Called "Fanroad" Which Had a Page promoting the Movie
The Page from the "Fanroad" Magazine that Promoted the Movie
January 2007 Ultra Jump that has a poster promoting the movie.
Poster from the January 2007 Ultra Jump
January 20, 2007 Jump Remix consisting of interviews and advertisements
Ton Petty questioning Zeppeli to see if he really wants to see his future
Zeppeli having his future shown to him by Ton Petty outside the Ripple Temple
Powerful Ripple shockwaves travelling throughout the atmosphere that is caused by Zeppeli having his future shown to him by Tonpetty
Dario looting the Horse Carriage
Dario discovers the Stone Mask
Dario Caught off guard by a half conscious George Joestar
The Stone Mask
Dario Brando's Grave
Dio spitting on Dario's Grave
Dio on his way to the Joestar Mansion
George noticing Dio's arrival
Jonathan and Danny witnessing Dio's arrival to the Joestar Mansion
Key frame of Jonathan watching Dio jump out of the carriage
Danny innocently staring at Dio
Dio kicking Danny
Jonathan trying to halt Dio after Kicking Danny
Inside the Joestar Mansion
George welcoming Dio to the Joestar Mansion
After taking Dio to his new room, Jonathan requests a handshake
Dio aggressively refusing Jonathan's handshake
Dio antagonising Jonathan before punching him in the stomach.
Jonathan in pain after Dio elbowing his stomach
The Bullies not wanting Jonathan to speak to them
Picture of Jonathan's Mother, smashed by Dio
Jonathan saddened by seeing his Mother's picture broken
Dio stealing Jonathan's Pocket watch
Dio walking outside with Jonathan's Pocket Watch
Dio crushing the pocket watch with his foot
Jonathan angry at Dio for breaking his Pocket Watch
Jonathan pricked by a needle that Dio hid under his pillow
Jonathan Sadly looking out of his bedroom window
The Stone Mask Dio is looking at
Dio looking at the Stone Mask on the wall
Dio holding the Stone Mask
George approaching Dio whilst he is looking at the Stone Mask
Young Jonathan with Danny
Young Erina introducing herself to Jonathan(?)
Jonathan looking at Erina
Jonathan with Erina
Jonathan & Erina's names carved into a tree
Dio Ambushing Erina
Erina caught in Dio's ambush
Dio forcefully Kissing Erina
Another Frame of Dio Kissing Erina
Dio disgusted with Erina after she washes her mouth with muddy water
Erina fallen over from Dio kissing her(?)
Erina upset from Dio kissing her
Jonathan finds out what Dio did to Erina
Jonathan bursting into the Joestar Mansion, inflamed with rage towards Dio
Jonathan back in the Joestar Mansion, ready to attack Dio
Jonathan about to attack Dio for payback as for what he did to Erina
Dio preparing to attack Jonathan at the stairs
Dio about to engage the fight with Jonathan
Dio elbowing Jonathan in the face
Jonathan shocked at Danny's burial(?)
Jonathan, a Maid and George standing at Danny's burial
Jonathan grown up
Dio grown up
Dio, grown up, looking at something(?)
Dio's Experiment Outfit
The Street Where Dio Conducted the Test Subject Experiment with the Stone Mask
Dio having his blood drained by the Vagrant who Dio experimented Stone Mask with
George touching Jonathan's face before dying
George on the floor dying after being stabbed by Dio
Dio donning the Stone Mask to become a vampire
Dio rejecting his humanity
Dio getting shot by the Police Officers
Dio pretending to be dead after being shot by the Police, while the Inspector stands by the window
Dio slaughtering the Police Officers
Keyframe Closeup after Dio slaughtered the Police Officers
Dio, after using the Stone Mask
Keyframe of Dio looking on, after using the Stone Mask
Joestar Mansion exploding inside from Dio's havoc
Keyframe of Joestar Mansion exploding on the outside
Jonathan about to attack Dio with a warhammer
Dio watching Jonathan about to attack(?)
Jonathan lunging the warhammer at Dio
Dio dodging Jonathan's warhammer attack
Dio talking about the limits of human abilities
Zeppeli as he looks in the movie
Jonathan, after his fight with Dio at the Mansion
Will A. Zeppeli talks about the Stone Mask to Jonathan
Jonathan possibly looking at Zeppeli
Zeppeli staring onward
Zeppeli Leaving the Hospital after seeing Jonathan
Zeppeli demonstrating the Ripple From the Trailer
Zeppeli, about to punch the frog
Keyframe of Zeppeli Smirking as he's about to punch the frog
A Keyframe of the Frog from the Trailer.
A Keyframe of Zeppeli Punching the Frog from the Trailer
Closeup of Zeppeli Punching the Frog
Zeppeli Punching the Frog
Jonathan in awe watching Zeppeli use the Ripple(?) from the trailer
Jonathan's Training Outfit
The castle at Windknight's Lot
Jonathan, Preparing to attack Dio
Dio, wincing from Jonathan's attack
Jonathan, "Powering up" to counter Dio's Freezing abilities
Another shot of Jonathan sending the Ripple into Dio
Jonathan delivering the final blow
Another shot of Jonathan finishing Dio
Erina's Wedding Dress
Trailers & 16 Minute Workprint
Comedy Duo "Speedwagon"
Despite the character's own lack of involvement in the movie, the Japanese comedy duo "Speedwagon", comprised of Jun Idota and Kazuhiro Ozawa, were allowed to voice Dario and Wang Chan respectively.